Nuclear Crisis News: Campaigners against safe, clean, renewable wind energy are reeling from the appalling events unfolding in Japan.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a tragedy‚ÄĚ sighs Peter Grouts as he looks out over the unspoilt moorland behind his charming 16th century farmhouse. ‚ÄúObviously, you know, for the Japanese. But perhaps even more so for us.‚ÄĚ
For three years now, he has been tirelessly campaigning against a proposed windfarm which would spoil the view from his downstairs toilet. But with the catastrophic events that are taking place in Japan, things are not looking good for his cause.
‚ÄúOf course, the people being evacuated from their homes in Japan, not to mention the fifty workers still trapped inside the radioactive power plant are suffering right now‚ÄĚ Peter continues. ‚ÄúBut I‚Äôm sure they would agree it would have been a far worse tragedy if they had been forced to look at some windmills gaily turning in the breeze instead.‚ÄĚ
Elsewhere, in Haiti, promised financial aid to rebuild the country is yet to arrive from the West, while billions are poured into Japan. Foreign Secretary William Hague explained: ‚ÄúMaybe if the Haitians made cool stuff like Playstations, we could get the money to them sooner. But for every pro quid, there must be a pro quo.‚ÄĚ